Sent off as second favourite in the fifth race on Sunday at Woodbine, Barilko delivered on his odds finishing a neck in front of a late closer at the wire to win the $71,000 Maiden Allowance in his debut.
A smart looking 2-year-old colt by Elusive Quality out of Reason, by Quiet American, he took the lead at the half way point in the 6 furlong sprint on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.
Bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc and Godolphin, the handsome colt was purchased for $75,000 by trainer Catherine Day Phillips as agent last September at Keeneland. David Anderson’s Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. bought back in as owner with partners George P. Ledson and Scott Kelly.